Unhappiness is all too common these days. There are a lot of people suffering from depression all around the world. If a sense of sadness or lack of motivation persists in your life, it’s important that you seek help. You do not have to live with constant unhappiness.
One of the things that helps avoid sadness is to get moving. Exercise, activity, and engaging with the world helps a lot — especially when your activity lets you connect with people (I talk more about this in the audio below the prayer).
Still, your faith in God is the most powerful remedy against sadness. Remember his great love for you. Remember all Jesus did and does for you. You are loved so much by our Creator. Go to his presence and be filled with his love which drives out all sadness.
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
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If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
PRAYER FOR WHEN YOU’RE NOT HAPPY
O loving Lord,
I’m not feeling well. I’m unhappy. Why do I feel this way? Can you help me? Will you?
Remind me again, O Lord, of the great love of Christ. How he gave everything for me, taking all my shame upon him.
He gave up his innocence for me. Jesus bled for me. He died for me. The love of God has no limit.
May the merciful love of Christ touch my soul once again. May your Spirit enter my sad heart. Restore me. Stay.
And may my heart respond to your love, O blessed Lord, by loving someone else. As loving another is the best way to love you.
I can’t do it alone, O Lord.
I need you desperately. I depend upon you. I trust you.
Awaken in me your love. Bring me your everlasting joy.
In the name of Christ Jesus,